I hope you've all had a fantastic summer! There will be much catching up in September, I'm sure. In my family, we've had lots of travel for work, fun at the cabin, a trip to Buffalo for the Vikings game and to Niagara Falls, and all kinds of other fun. Plus, we made it to the Fair SIX TIMES!! Just like always, it's like a switch is flipped on Labor Day, and it's fall again and time for our new USS Nokomis year.
First things first: don't forget that all dues are due in September. Send yours by PayPal or bring them in person to the membership meeting. As promised, we'll also have some cool USS Nokomis umbrellas at the meeting for those who didn't get them at the 35th anniversary picnic. Heads up - there are FOUR UMBRELLAS! Speak up, or forever get wet. And don't forget that it's bowling time! See below for the details and join us. Everybody's welcome to this one - friends, family, kids, aliens from other clubs and worlds, etc.
New this year: please send me a note if you want to nominate someone for an award. Each October we have a fun review of our year at the membership meeting. We also have awards. These aren't your typical awards - we've had everything from the Miles O'Brien Award, the Dabo Girl Award, the Quatloo Queen Award, and more. You can make up your own, if you want, to recognize someone for something they've done that's kind, labor-intensive, or just pretty neat. No logical submission will be turned down!
It's time to start our planning for the big 35th Anniversary Bash on December 7th. Everyone is welcome to be on the committee to do the planning, and as you know the work is not hard and not long. We'll likely have dinner, dancing and fun, just like we had at Trek 50. This will be open to everyone, so tell your friends and plan to have a nice time at our (can you believe it?) 35th anniversary event.
Finally, welcome aboard to our new members! We hope to see you at the meeting in September and the bowling afterwards, so we can get to know you better!
See you around the galaxy!